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The Intelligent Edge with Kevin Scott

Episode #1579 Tuesday, September 11, 2018

What's an Intelligent Edge? Carl and Richard talk to Microsoft EVP and CTO Kevin Scott about his work in software with Google, LinkedIn and Microsoft - and what he focuses on today. Kevin talks about the resurgence of interest in .NET and C#, and the expansion of .NET across all sorts of development areas including Internet of Things. This leads to a conversation around Intelligent Edge, recognizing that there is enough compute power in even the smallest of devices that they can do analysis of data, not just haul it up to the cloud. AI and ML tech is key here - and there's lots to explore!


Kevin Scott

Kevin Scott is chief technology officer for Microsoft. He joined LinkedIn (which Microsoft acquired in December 2016) in February of 2011. As senior vice president of engineering and operations and a member of LinkedIn’s executive management team, Scott helped build LinkedIn’s technology and technology team and led it through an IPO and six years of rapid growth.

Scott’s 20-year career in technology spans both academia and industry as researcher, engineer and leader. Prior to joining LinkedIn, he oversaw mobile ads engineering at Google, including the integration of Google’s $750 million acquisition of AdMob. Prior to its acquisition by Google, Scott was responsible for engineering and operations at AdMob, the world’s leading platform for mobile monetization.

Before joining AdMob in 2007, Scott held numerous leadership positions at Google in search and ads engineering, and helped with the company’s early efforts establishing remote engineering centers. He is the recipient of a Google Founder’s Award, an Intel Ph.D. Fellowship and an ACM Recognition of Service award. Scott was a founding member of the ACM Professions Board, a member of the startup Magic’s board of directors and a trustee of The Scott Foundation. He is an adviser to several Silicon Valley startups, an active angel investor, the founder of the non-profit organization Behind the Tech and an emeritus trustee of the Anita Borg Institute.

Scott is the co-inventor on several patents in the area of search and information extraction, and is the author or co-author of several publications on dynamic binary rewriting that collectively have been cited hundreds of times in other scholarly research.

He holds an M.S. in computer science from Wake Forest University, a B.S. in computer science from Lynchburg College, and is an all-but-dissertation drop out from the computer science Ph.D. program at the University of Virginia.


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